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Dwight D. Eisenhower’s policies on economic issues



the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, most minimum wage jobs are meant to develop experience, not support a family

the Economy  ›  Paid Sick Leave

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseYes, but only for companies with 100+ employees

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseYes, and immediately terminate benefits for anyone testing positive

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the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseLower, but eliminate deductions and loop holes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Mega Mergers

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseYes, if the merged corporation would have more than 50% of the market share

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseYes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseMore, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseYes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens

the Economy  ›  Overtime Pay

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseYes, and we should eliminate it

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseYes, we deserve to know who the bank gives money to

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseYes, pension spending is out of control and must be reduced

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, not until we decrease our national debt

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, this will incentivize companies to move jobs out of the country

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, the government should never own shares of private companies

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Dwight D. Eisenhower voterbaseNo, classify it as a commodity